Reflecting Before the Opener

The Kentucky Wesleyan game taught me a great deal about our team. With a large lead with just over four minutes remaining, I substituted liberally. It almost cost us in a big way. Lesson learned!

This team needs time, continued effort at the defensive end and someone at the power forward spot to separate themselves. Without question, Mangok is our strongest player up front. He doesn’t take plays off and gives you solid defense each time down the floor.

Here is a chart from our last game. Mangok was M.V.P.

Friday starts a new and exciting season.

*2011-12: 30-10, BIG EAST Tournament Champion and Final Four

*2012-13: 35-5, BIG EAST Co-Champion, BIG EAST Tournament Champion & NCAA Champion

*2013-14: 31-6, AAC Co-Champion, AAC Tournament Champion & NCAA Sweet 16

*2014-15: 27-9, ACC Top 4 and Elite 8

It’s been an incredible four-year run! Can it continue? Yes, if the following is met by February:

Freshmen mature into players that are ready physically and mentally.
Nanu, Jaylen and Anas rebound and improve their offensive fundamentals.
We sweep all home games.
Keep our turnovers low.
Stay strong on the road. Been a staple for UofL the last five seasons.

Friday starts another exciting season with all our goals set. It’s time to execute!

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